I am the man who drove from Augusta, Georgia, to hear you speak in Columbia, South Carolina, at the Word, Spirit, Power, Conference. We prayed and I told you about my struggles with alcohol. I have been battling this addiction for years now. It has cost me a lot in life–money, jobs, family, relationships–not to mention the toll it has taken on my physical condition. I use to be a very athletic person. Played college golf and had a brief stint on the professional mini-tours ... After reading your article, Parable Of The Muddy Dog, meeting, talking, and praying with you, I feel like the power of the Holy Spirit has driven that demon from me. I have not had any desire to drink
New Testimonies - September, 2013
Pastor Charles, I was with you at Grace Church, Boynton Beach, years ago when the Holy Spirit moved powerfully in the people. It happened to me and my life was permanently changed. I will never be the same. Thank God! Recently I heard that the building is being remodeled enlarged and another congregation the “Journey Church” is also moving in. What is happening at Grace? Is Elwood Holley still there? How are you?– RJ
Dear J., Blessings on you and thanks for writing. First of all, Elwood is still an Elder and he–with many of the Grace congregation--will be part of the “Journey Church” when the remodeling is complete. The new auditorium will seat about 800 or more. The pastor is Scott Baugh, a young man whom I greatly appreciate. He has a strong evangelical message and is much beloved by the people. Remodeling will only be minor changes to the exterior of the building. My years at Grace were wonderfully blessed of God! Many lives were changed. When I left Grace the congregation numbered about 400. I am healthy and well–thank God!--83 this year–continuing to travel extensively and preach about the Kingdom and the King! Thanks for writing. Be blesses! Live in the glory! Chas Carrin
When I was pastor in Atlanta and broadcasting over one of the local radio stations, our daughter met another student at College who recognized her name from my broadcast. He told her of a life-changing experience that had come to him through one of my radio messages. He was battling severe depression and one day when he could take it no longer jumped in his car, drove away, determined never to return to school. His car radio was on. I was telling how God wanted us to live in the peace of the Holy Spirit. Pulling the car to the side of the road, he prayed, telling the Lord he wanted to experience that holy calm. He needed it. A minute later he turned the car around, returned to the college, finished his course. The "presence" came and the depression was permanently gone. CC
New Testimonies - May, 2013
HEALED OF FIBROMYALGIA: "After seven years of chronic pain and other medical issues, I am healed and set free! Praise God! Fibromyalgia had taken over my life, as well as other medical issues. My husband Steve and I went to Starkville, Mississippi, the first week of March to see you Charles, and to have an encounter with the Lord. As always, we were not disappointed. On March 4, 2013 at the end of the meeting I was delivered, set free, and healed! Praise God! It took just a few minutes of laying on hands ministry by you for the Holy Spirit to heal me!
"No more pain, no more pain medicine, and nothing to hold me back from living a life to the fullest. A life God intended for me to live from the beginning. I am now up all day enjoying life. Everyday simple pleasures are just that, a pleasure. No pain to come at me during or after a day spent with grandchildren. (3 grandchildren from 3 ½ years old down to 7 months old) The difference has been noticeable to those around me. Some aren’t sure what has happened but they see that it is good. Thank you, Charles for allowing the Holy Spirit to move through you so powerfully. I am forever grateful. Steve & I love you so much." -Judy Wilkerson, Murphreesboro, Tennessee
Testimonies from October, 2012
"Dear Brother Carrin, For nine years I suffered from a nagging neck injury that occurred when I was struck in the head by a falling beam in a house under renovation. Periodically, the muscles would become inflamed and painful. Today, my neck is completely healed! Praise His Name! I felt the Lord touch and heal my neck during the service. At that time, it was still in a state of being inflamed and painful. Brother Carrin, thanks so much for caring about us and bringing understanding to the wonderful working of the Holy Spirit and His awesome power. Furthermore, thank you for carrying such an abundance of the Father’s love. THANKS!" G R
"Dear Charles, Thank you for being obedient to the Holy Spirit. I am forever enlightened and changed. You see, I had never “rested” in the Spirit before your visit to Jacksonville. The revelation I received was a simple, yet mature and profound 'I know!' I KNOW! My personal “worry knot” in the stomach is gone. I cannot even remember that feeling. I know my children are God’s and He will guide them. I know what requires discipline regarding their behavior and what is minor and can be overlooked ... I know what groceries to buy ... I could go on and on! This is so major for me. Even after I accepted Jesus as a young adult, it was not possible for me to really believe salvation was a gift. For a long time after my conversion I took ice cold showers in order to suffer in a limited way to show my thankfulness! I was nagged with thoughts that my prayer of repentance did not include all the 'right words.' My eyes are open now! Merciful Jesus recognized the condition of my heart those years long ago. I’m no longer in neutral--I’m in drive! I so desire the purity, gentleness, graciousness that the Dove offers. He is forever welcome ... Thank you for pressing on when your physical body would prefer resting." J S
Hello Pastor, allow me to briefly tell you about the things God has been doing in my life. I had been a believer for many years. But by 1993,I was at the end of my rope. Alcohol, & drug abuse, low self esteem, I was a mess. I had transferred from Cupertino, California, to Nashville, Tennessee. I attended a service you happened to be facilitating at the time. Later you laid-hands on me. I absolutely believe that God works through people. Well! from 1993 to this day, the Lord has relieved me of the craving for drugs/alcohol/tobacco/lousy behavior/etc. I did not do this by myself. God delivers! Just thought that you'd like to know. B.W.
“I was so blessed this week!!! When I went down in the Spirit, my life changed. I feel like a whole new person! God ignited the fire and now I'm desperate for His presence!! He poured out His spirit, and I'm praying He continues to pour out His spirit!” — Courtney Tarter